Bubacarr Timbo Bajo attends IUCN Africa Protected Congress (APAC) in Kigali, Rwanda
Bubacarr Timbo Bajo commonly known as Falagie has arrived in Kigali, Rwanda to represent GEPADG at the IUCN Africa Protected Congress (APAC). The event is the first ever continent-wide gathering of African leaders, citizens, and interest groups to discuss the role of protected areas in conserving nature, safeguarding Africa's iconic wildlife, delivering vital wildlife supporting ecosystem services, and promoting sustainable development while conserving Africa's cultural heritage and traditions.
Speaking to Gunjur Online about Bubacarr Bajo's trip to Rwanda and the importance of the APAC Congress, Mr Badara Bajo who is the Director and ICCA focal point in The Gambia who also recently returned from the Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting CHGOM 2022 in Kigali said that the "overarching objective of the IUCN Africa Protected Area Congress (APAC) is to position Africa's protected and conserved areas within the broader goals on economic development and community well- being and to increase the understanding of the vital role parks play in conserving biodiversity and delivering the ecosystem services that underpin human welfare and livelihoods."
Bubacarr Bajo arrived in Kigali on Wednesday 13th July. The APAC meetings gets underway on Monday 18th July and ends on Monday 25th July 2022.